AMD, for its new Ryzen 7000 Series, has two chipset models, High-end X670 and mid-range B650where the difference is that the X670 offers more possibilities of connectivity thanks to the fact that it is composed of 2 B650 chipsets. But one has appeared expansion card for some ASRock boards, named X670 Expansion Kitwhich can convert your motherboard with B650 chipset into an X670.
The expansion board has been received by Level1Techs along with an ASRock B650 LiveMixer motherboard. The Xpansion Kit included add a second chipset to the B650 board, now having 2 as they include the current X670. This motherboard also runs a custom BIOS capable of providing control and functionality offered by the X670 Xpansion Kit card as if it were an X670.
The expansion card adds to the motherboard 2 PCIe x4 connectors for NVMe SSD drivesadds 4 USB connections, 3 of type A and one of type C of 10 Gbps a 10 Gbps Ethernet and 2 additional SATA connections.
The problem is that this expansion board does not work with any model of ASRock B650since in addition to connecting to a PCI Express x16 slot it has a specific connector for communication and control of the expansion card. For now can’t buy this expansion cardAlthough it would be a great product for those who need to upgrade their motherboard capabilities in the future.
Here you have the complete video.
End of Article. Tell us something in the Comments!
Juan Antonio Soto
I am a Computer Engineer and my specialty is automation and robotics. My passion for hardware began at the age of 14 when I gutted my first computer: a 386 DX 40 with 4MB of RAM and a 210MB hard drive. I continue to give free rein to my passion in the technical articles that I write at Geeknetic. I spend most of my free time playing video games, contemporary and retro, on the 20+ consoles I own, in addition to the PC.